Im doing my 1st home system build and i just want any advice on any glaring mistakes or obvious errors i could be making.
Im hoping to order next week, probably from ebuyers. I will need some power supply, but i think i have picked everything else.
My uses will be some light gaming, watching dvds, and general downloading. Its a basic media unit.
Im picking up a 1680x1050 monitor as well.
Im open to some OC too
Arctic Cooling AC-FRZ-7P Freezer 7 Pro Socket 775 Processor Cooler
PowerColor HD 4870 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDTV Out PCI-E Graphics Card
Seagate 1TB Hard Drive 5900RPM SATA II 32MB Cache - OEM
Any reason for the slower HDD? Are you trying to keep it quiet? You will get better performance out of a 7200RPM drive. The samsung spinpoint is the best 1TB hdd out there and only costs you 5 more http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143288
You are probably overshooting the system a bit with that video card also, unless you plan a major overclock or higher resolutions in the near future, or you play games with really difficult graphics engines....a 4850 would be the card I chose to match the other components better, but if you have the extra $50 to spend, I guess the 4870 is not a bad place to put it.